Day Two: ‘In the Kitchen’ Giveaway and Recipe Preview!

Welcome to all of my new subscribers! I’m so happy to have you!

Today is the second day of the promotion for In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics, and I have a great recipe to share with you. But first…

I want to share with you the Table of Contents from the e-book. Take a look at all of the fabulous information contained in this helpful book! Continue reading

It Begins Today! ‘In the Kitchen’ Review and GIVEAWAY!

I’m so excited to have my first official giveaway! Especially since I get to give away something about which I’m so excited.

Kate Tietje’s In the Kitchen – Real Food Basics is a must-have, for both beginning and experienced Real Foodies. The first section explains the hows and whys, and is understandable and persuasive. (Hm… it would make a great gift for those friends and family members who can’t seem to be convinced of the need for a Real Food lifestyle!) The best thing is, it teaches you to make REAL, recognizable foods. Do you think you’ll have trouble convincing your kids to try pizza, ice cream or french fries? Of course not! And you can rest easy knowing that having prepared them yourself with Kate’s easy-to-follow recipes, you’re actually giving them healthy, nourishing food. Sounds like a win-win to me. Continue reading

That Darn Halloween Candy! (And what to do with it.)

Ugh! All that Halloween candy! Just sitting in a bowl, taunting you. ‘Have a hankering for a snack? I’m right here and it’d be so quick to unwrap me and pop me in your mouth… What’s the harm in one little peanut butter cup?’ It can be hard on even the most dedicated Real Foodie. And it’s even more tempting for your children. How can you prevent your kids from consuming all that garbage? (And I don’t mean gorging on it yourself Halloween night while your kids are asleep :)).

First, let’s briefly discuss why this is so important. Is there really harm in having a little candy? It’s just once a year, and people have been celebrating Halloween for decades! Well, a lot has changed…

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My Trip to a Confinement Dairy

It really sounded innocent enough: A field trip to a local farm – family-owned, nonetheless – with my daughter’s preschool. “How wonderful!” I thought. And although I knew they probably wouldn’t sell any raw dairy items, I still figured I’d probably stock up on some yummy cheese or maybe some fresh butter.

Not on your life. Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Changes: Mayo and RANCH (Yes! Healthy Ranch!)

This is the second in a series of posts about some changes to help you incorporate more healthful eating into your life – without a mutiny from your kids!

Mmmmm! You can't beat fresh, crispy Romaine with ranch dressing!

Are there any more beloved condiments than mayonnaise and ranch salad dressing? I don’t know a parent who hasn’t at one point used ranch to coax a child into eating a suspicious vegetable. I’m including mayo and ranch in one post because once you have delicious, healthy mayo – delicious, healthy ranch is a breeze! Continue reading

Good, Better, Best

Maybe you’re like me. I like to do things well. I mean, I really like to do things well. Some might say I’m a bit of a perfectionist. And it’s EXHAUSTING.

In fact, it has paralyzed me at times. Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Changes: Peanut Butter

This is the first in a series of posts about some changes to help you incorporate more healthful eating into your life – without a mutiny from your kids!

Peanut butter is a great go-to food, and a staple in most homes, especially those with children. It should be a great source of healthy protein, but like so many things, the kind you buy in the grocery store is not. Here are the two biggest reasons: Continue reading